[Tagging] Utility corridor mapping

Jo winfixit at gmail.com
Wed Sep 4 08:58:55 UTC 2013

Utilities seems a bit vague to me. Over here water, gas, telephony and
sewage are always underground, mostly under the sidewalk and sewage under
the street. Electricity usually is, except in rural areas.
Cable distribution follows the 'façades' of the houses and then there is
the cable of the street lights which does the same in my street.

If we're going to be mapping all that, it may be interesting to indicate
whether sewage is already split in water that fell from the sky and actual


2013/9/4 Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com>

> 2013/9/4 Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com>
>> utilities=underground  ( no overhead utilities are present )
>> utilities=overhead  (overhead wires are visible)
>> utilities=none    (it is known that utilities don't run in this corridor,
>> even underground)
> -1, IMHO you should only tag utilities=underground if you know that the
> wires are underground in this street (IF you want to tag this at all and in
> this way). If you only can see that there are no overhead wires present
> that's not sufficient.
> cheers,
> Martin
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